Decomposing demand for public expenditure in Ireland

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Title: Decomposing demand for public expenditure in Ireland
Authors: Delaney, Liam
O'Toole, Francis
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1108
Date: 4-Dec-2005
Abstract: This paper, via the analysis of stated preferences from a nationwide representative survey of 1,100 adults, examines the determinants of preferences for overall government expenditure and estimates a Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) model of demand for the three major categories of public expenditures in Ireland, namely, social welfare, education and health. Those on higher incomes are less in favour of government expenditure overall. However, and consistent with the available evidence on the utilisation and financing of the three main categories of government expenditures, decomposing the preferences demonstrates that those on higher incomes are particularly less in favour of social welfare expenditure but more in favour of spending on health and education.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Copyright (published version): 2005 Geary Institute
Subject LCSH: Ireland--Appropriations and expenditures
Expenditures, Public--Public opinion
Other versions: http://www.ucd.ie/geary/publications/2005/GearyWp200514.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers

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